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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Aubrey McClendon, president of American Energy Partners LP, has hired a former executive from his old company, Chesapeake Energy Corp., to run American Energy's Utica and Marcellus shale operations. The company announced Monday that John Reinhart has been hired as chief operating officer for American Energy LLC-Utica and American Energy LLC-Marcellus. Reinhart, 45, served as Chesapeake's vice president operations-eastern division. In that position, Reinhart led the startup, growth and development of Chesapeake's Utica and Marcellus assets. Most...

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

AKRON, Ohio -- FirstEnergy Corp.'s utilities, including Ohio Edison, are warning customers about a scam. A telephone caller poses as a utility company employee and threatens to shut off power unless an immediate payment is made using a pre-paid debit card such as a Green Dot card. Scams involving callers asking for utility bill payment via Green Dot cards have been reported by customers in all of FirstEnergy's service areas from Ohio to New Jersey, including Ohio Edison, The Illuminating Co. and Toledo Edison in Ohio; West Penn Power, Penn Power, Met-Ed and Penelec...

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

WARREN, Ohio -- In recognition Breast Cancer Awareness Month Covelli Enterprises and Panera Bread is hosting its annual Go Pink Day today. All seven Mahoning Valley Panera Bread bakery-cafes today will donate 100% of the proceeds from all Pink Ribbon Bagel sales to the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Youngstown. Throughout the rest of October, Panera Bread cafes will continue to donate 10% of the proceeds from each Pink Ribbon Bagel sold to the center in support of Joanie’s Promise Fund, which helps keep its services...

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Programs to promote the purchase and use of local foods received nearly $300,000 in federal funds this week. On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded Farmers Market Promotion grants to the Lake-to-River Food Cooperative in Youngstown for $99,350 and to the Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership for $96,733. Additionally, the 30 Mile Meal Initiative received $100,000 from USDA from its Local Food Marketing Program. “There is a huge consumer demand for locally produced food and it's strong and it's growing,” Anne Alonzo, administrator of...

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

HUBBARD, Ohio -- NanoLogix Inc. announced that its sandwiched-membrane BNP rapid testing technology for tuberculosis is cited in the World Health Organization’s report, 2014 Tuberculosis Diagnostics Technology and Market Landscape. This is the second year that NanoLogix was mentioned in the annual report, published by UNITAID, based in Geneva, Switzerland. The report highlights current and emerging technologies from more than 80 manufacturers and developers. NanoLogix anticipates having its BNP technology included in TB studies in Africa and Australia in 2015. The...

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

KENT, Ohio – Kent State University will break ground Friday on its new Center for Architecture and Environmental Design. The building will serve as the new home of Kent State’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design, bringing all of the programs of the college under one roof. The building will be located between South Lincoln and South Willow streets, just south of the Lefton Esplanade and across the street from Franklin Hall. Construction on the $47.8 million building, including $3.8 million from donors and Kent State’s College of Architecture and...

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Author:  Josh Medore ROOTSTOWN, Ohio -- When the semester at Northeast Ohio Medical University began, the final touches were being put on the NEOMED Education and Wellness Center, colloquially known as the NEW Center. The final coats of paint were being applied and the last of the sidewalks built as students set foot on campus for the first time or returned after a summer of working in clinics and hospitals. On Monday Jay Gershen, president, dedicated the newly-finished NEW Center, which boasts features such as new lecture halls,...

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Private services were held for James A. Traficant Jr., the former congressman and Mahoning County sheriff who died Saturday from injuries sustained in an accident last Tuesday at his daughter’s farm in Greenford. According to the obituary, posted at the website of Rossi Bros. & Lellio Funeral Home, which handled the arrangements, there were no calling hours and the notice does not cite plans for any kind of public commemoration, though area various media outlets report a family spokeswoman say an event is being planned in the next 30 days. He...

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- United Community Financial Corp., holding company of The Home Savings Loan Company, announced Ellen J. Tressel as the newest member of both the UCFC and Home Savings board of directors. Her appointment is effective Oct. 1. In the news release, issued Monday afternoon, UFCF and Home Savings cited Tressel’s long tradition of community involvement, including 14 years in the financial services industry and several years as an active board member for charitable organizations.   “Ellen’s lifelong ties to the Mahoning Valley, combined with her new role...

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Youngstown Foundation announced it will award nearly $400,000 to area organizations including $20,000 to the Butler Institute of American Art here. The foundation also reported a strong third quarter, with more than $107 million in assets. The foundation’s distribution committee, which met in September, approving grants from the unrestricted fund as well as the Hine Memorial Fund, the Support Fund, and several donor advised and restricted funds, said Janice E. Strasfeld, executive director. Youngstown Foundation unrestricted fund grants...

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